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post #1 of 5 Old 02-12-2014, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Brake Rotor Question

Assuming one is planning on changing their brake pads for no other reason than they think it is time [around 70K]. Brakes are operating fine with no shimmy or any other issue. Should the rotors be changed as well?

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-12-2014, 07:13 PM
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I always do unless it's a beater car that I'm just milking out...

I'd leave the brakes alone unless they're getting thin or having some other issue.

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Assuming one is planning on changing their brake pads for no other reason than they think it is time [around 70K]. Brakes are operating fine with no shimmy or any other issue. Should the rotors be changed as well?
They will need to be machined(turned) to have a flat and fresh surface for the new pads if they are thick enough to be machined still.With the cost of that new rotors are not that much more.

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They will need to be machined(turned) to have a flat and fresh surface for the new pads if they are thick enough to be machined still.With the cost of that new rotors are not that much more.
Agree as far as needing turned for a good pad contact, but turned rotors are definitely cheaper than new.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-15-2014, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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I am not a fan of turning rotors. It takes off metal makes the rotors thinner and more of a possibility to heat up and warp. On the other hand many rotors look extremely smooth if the brakes have been used properly and it made me wonder what the risk was of leaving them alone when installing new pads.
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